Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology is a constituent unit of Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune. It was established in May 2003 to contribute in the promising and emerging areas of biological sciences. Institute is unique in Maharashtra, imparting quality education and providing an excellent research environment through its ongoing program. It imparts training for students to make them competent and motivated graduates. The institute has an impressive infrastructure with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and qualified faculty from diverse streams and specializations. The Institute has developed a research facility and infrastructure to support the ongoing teaching and research initiatives.
The Institute’s activities focus on imparting education, training and research in the emerging important areas of biotechnology. A three year graduate course (B.Sc.) in Biotechnology was introduced in 2003 and a post-graduate course (M.Sc. in Biotechnology) in 2005. The academic program is aimed at generating competent work force for growing life sciences industry. Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB) was started in academic year 2008. In 2010, a post graduate course in Bioinformatics (M.Sc. Bioinformatics) course introduced in the institute & M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology has been launched since 2012 with an aim to generate skilled man power for inter-disciplinary subject. The major thrust of the Institute includes biochemical sciences, microbial biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal cell culture, medical biotechnology and computational biology. The institute has initiated efforts to establish research laboratories in all the thrust areas.
The Institute has a state-of-the-art infrastructure with well-equipped laboratories, classrooms and qualified faculty from diverse streams and specializations. Some highlights of RGITBT are mentioned below:
|Year of establishment||2003|
|Campus size||1.3 acre|
|Rankings||– 42 for College by NIRF 2019
– 62 for College by NIRF 2018
– 30 College by NIRF 2017
|Mode of education||Full time|
|Number of courses offered||5 courses|
|Affiliation||Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune|
|Accepted exams||CET-ABON, CET-MBT|
The mode of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology application process is online. Candidates are required to fill the application form available on the official website of the Institute.
- Candidates are granted admission to BSc on the basis of a valid CET-ABON 2020 score
- For admission to BSc, candidates must also have completed their Class 12
- MSc admissions are given on the basis of a candidate’s score in CET-MBT 2020
- For admission to MSc, candidates must also have completed their graduation
The Institute offers five courses. It offers a three-year BSc programme in Biotechnology and a two-year MSc programme in Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics. The duration of Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB) is one year.
he core areas of research and education in the Institute are Biochemical Sciences, Microbial Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Cell Culture, Medical Biotechnology, and Computational Biology. Some of the popular courses are mentioned below:
|Course||Eligibility Criteria||Annual Fee (in Rs)|
|BSc (Biotechnology)||– Qualifying exam: CET-ABON
– Minimum 45% aggregate in Class 12 from a recognised board General category and 40% aggregate for SC/ST candidates
|MSc (Biotechnology)||– Qualifying exam: CET-MBT
– Minimum 50% aggregate in graduation in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Medicine including Homeopathy and Ayurveda for General category and 45% aggregate for SC/ST candidates
|MSc (Medical Biotechnology)|
|MSc (Bioinformatics)||– Qualifying exam: CET-MBT
– Minimum 50% aggregate in UG/ PG in any discipline of Science and Technology for General category and 45% aggregate for SC/ST candidates
|Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB)||– Minimum 50% aggregate in UG/ PG in any discipline of Science and Technology for General category and 45% aggregate for SC/ST candidates||60,000|
The Institute has an active placement cell that facilitates the transition from academics to professional environment. The information on Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology placements trends is not available on the official website of the Institute. However, top recruiters to visit the campus are Exceltech (Pune), Panjab University (Chandigarh), IRSHA (Pune), Rai University (Ahmedabad), and Ranbaxy amid others.